Beauty + Wellness, Dollars and Sense

A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns

  Have you ever looked at Instagram fashionistas and thought, "I love how they mix patterns, but I just don't know how to do that for myself"? Or saw someone on the street who rocked a patterned top and skirt, but couldn't figure out why the items looked so good together? You can mix patterns like a… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns

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How To Spot Designer Details In Thrift Store Finds

    There's thrift store items that I've kept forever and some that got returned within a year. I return (and buy) items less often now after noticing why the items would end up getting returned. What was the difference? I started to really analyze the quality of an item by looking at specific aspects of… Continue reading How To Spot Designer Details In Thrift Store Finds

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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion

  "Clothing is valuable. It should be valued. Cheap clothes not only undermine those who sew, sell, and design them, they're the pitiful result of decades of price pressure that has erased the craftsmanship and splendor of what we wear. Incessant deal hunting has also erased our collective knowledge of what clothing and style could… Continue reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion

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Just Say “No” To Plastic Hangers…They’re More Dangerous Than You Think

  I have always loved clothes. I would try to take almost my entire wardrobe to college each year because I never knew when I might want to wear a certain item. I would pack my four extra-large blue plastic totes to the brim with my most cherished cotton and polyester belongings and my mother… Continue reading Just Say “No” To Plastic Hangers…They’re More Dangerous Than You Think

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6 Tips For Making Your Clothes Look Great

  Following these tips will really make a difference in how long your clothes look like new! Hang dry your nice/work clothes, and anything made from a cotton/polyester stretch blend. This is the #1 way to keep items looking new.  (Is it a pain? Yes. But especially for items made from lower quality fabrics, this is… Continue reading 6 Tips For Making Your Clothes Look Great

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How to Make a DIY Nursing Gown

  Why make your own?  Cheap maternity clothes/items are usually made from itchy, thin material, while the quality ones are expensive ($39, $48, even $60 each online). Any time I have bought something made from a super thin fabric, it inevitably ends up getting holes in it. By making your own, you can save some $… Continue reading How to Make a DIY Nursing Gown

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Look Here For Thrifty Threads!

I love stores with great clothing deals. The prices can be amazing and it is actually kind of fun to sift through all the randomness  before you find that one perfect item that makes you go "aha!" Everyone has heard of Goodwill, which can have some good finds (I found my wedding dress there!). However, there's some other… Continue reading Look Here For Thrifty Threads!